“Gordie” Joseph Ceicle Robillard of Ottawa and formerly of King City, a private with the Royal Canadian Forces and a Korean War veteran, died peacefully and with dignity at the Perley Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre on Sun., June 23, 2002 in his 74th year.
He was a loving uncle of Jean (Larry LaLonde) Paquette of Morrisburg, and will be sadly missed by numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Melina and William Robillard, brothers and sisters, great-niece Pearlene Bevand and Great-nephew Paul Philion.
Heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Perley Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him. God be with him.
He was born on Wed., May 1, 1929 in Maple, Ontario. He worked as a lumberjack and a steeplejack, and served in the Korean War as an ambulance driver, and in the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps from 1951 to 1956. He served in Canada, Japan and Korea.
Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Morrisburg on Wed., June 26 with Father Sebastian Arikat presiding.Cremation. Inurnment at Beechwood National Military Cemetery, Ottawa.
Pallbearers were Joseph Paquette, Meril Burke, Bill Thatcher, Bert Disheau, Tom Coligan and Markus Hickman.
Arrangements entrusted to the Parker Funeral Home, Morrisburg.